Good morning everyone,
Modern technology is moving faster than I ever thought possible. The telephone is one of the many electronics that amazes me when I think back over the past 45 years or so! Not only can we use our telephone to talk on, but that same tool can be used to email, use as an answering machine, receive text messages, have Internet access, play games, use as a flashlight and the possibilities go on and on. What was a very basic instrument to communicate on has now become a complex work station to help you determine whether you want to respond or not! You had no idea who was on the other end of the phone line up until the invention of the answering machine so you simply had to pick up the phone when it rang or you missed the opportunity to personally connect. The invention of all of this modern technology has its down side because even though we can do so much more, we seem to have lost the personal side of connecting with people. I can pick and choose who I want to have a conversation with and sometimes that means I can ignore someone if I make that choice! What if the Lord decided to do that to ignore you when you decided to pray? Fortunately He doesn't do that! He doesn't decide which prayer He is going to listen to. Simply said He has not lost any communication skills in the passing of time! Hallelujah! When your phone rings next time, consider the fact that the person who is calling you, maybe they need to talk because maybe they are in a situation that pushing them to voice mail may be like pushing them over the edge! Think about it! Has modern technology changed who you are and the way you 'personally connect' with people? Fortunately Jesus has not changed one bit! Hebrews 13:8 tells us that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Your brother in Christ,